Tillage implements



  • Tillage is the preparation of soil for sowing seeds and the process of providing favourable conditions in the soil by improving the soil tilth for good crop growth. Tillage is the preparation of soil zone (about 100 to 900 mm of the top soil layer) for crop production.

Objectives of tillage

  • The tillage has the following objectives:
    • To obtain a seed bed of good tilth.
    • To add humus and fertility to the soil by covering the crop residues.
    • To increase soil aeration.
    • To improve the moisture retaining capacity of the soil.
    • To destroy soil insects and their breeding places.
    • To destroy the competitive weeds.
    • To improve physical conditions of soil so as to reduce soil losses due to water and wind erosion.
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